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From: Robert Virding< >
Subject: Re: Crown Princess of Sweden
Date: 26 Jan 1998 15:01:26 GMT
In article <6ag7e3$>, (Paul J. Gans) writes:
>Dag T. Hoelseth () wrote:
>>In article <>,
>>>I am afraid you misunderstand the Salic law. Had Sweden ever used it,
>>>there would not have been a Queen Christina, because it barred female
>>>rulers and kept their descendants from inheriting. What was changed was
>>>the law giving preference to males over females and substituting birth
>>Then I suggest that you take a look at the Succession Law which came into
>>force with King Carl XIV Johan, and then note the few changes which
>>took place in this century.
>>Then you will find that the succesion law until 1980 indeed was Salic.
>It is hard to understand why the Swedes would use a law
>particular to the Salian Franks. Further, the succession
>parts of the Salic laws that have come down to us are,
>as I understand it, possible later interpolations into an
I don't know where we got it from but from Carl XIV Johan upto the
present king the succession was definitely male only. It was changed
in the 70's before the current crown princess was born.
Re Christina: Earlier in Sweden the rules for succession were much
less formalised, a remenant of the old custom from vikings and middle
ages of "electing" the king. Or at least confirmimg the king.
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